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Aug. 1, 2011ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Wayman

Ramadan Begins

Today marks a special occasion for St. Joseph area Muslims.

Not only is it the beginning of the month of Ramadan, but it's the first year their holy month is being celebrated at the new Islamic Center in St. Joseph. Located near downtown St. Joseph, the mosque will be the focal point of community outreach efforts this month. Member Charles Mujahid Mohammad says it will also be the sight where the regional membership of about 50 muslims will gather nightly at sunset to break their fasting and read from the Quran.

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Celebrating Ramadan is one of the 5 basic tenants of the muslim religion.